Our History

We had our start in 2004 as a Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) office that took residency as a component fund of the Stark Community Foundation. As a LISC representative we served an intermediary role, developing and strengthening local community development organizations and their projects.

 

In 2006 the local LISC office closed and we officially became Community Building Partnership of Stark County, Inc. (or CBP), a nonprofit 501(c)3 community development organization building the capacity of nonprofit community development organizations. We continued to serve as a local community development intermediary from 2006 – 2010. Projects we were able to promote and support include Weed and Seed, Wilson Point, and the Stark County Land Reutilization Corporation (i.e., county land bank).

 

In 2010 we moved away from our intermediary role and began to concentrate our efforts on neighborhood revitalization, adopting our mission to promote the revitalization of neighborhoods in Stark County.

We accomplish our mission

  • by leading partnership-based, neighborhood-specific revitalization efforts, and

  • developing policies, programs, and tools that promote community reinvestment.

 

In 2017 we were tapped by the City of Canton to be their neighborhood revitalization partner in implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2016.